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The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against foreign invaders, such as bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. One of the key players in this system is the inflammatory response, which is a type of immune response that helps to fight infection and promote tissue repair.

The Science and Staying Power of Acupuncture

The internet’s democratizing nature has proven fertile ground for wellness trends to grow and spread. 

But some had staying power long before high-speed connectivity. Millenia of staying power, even. 

Like acupuncture, which is a 2,500 Chinese tradition. The first discovered mention of acupuncture being used for medical purposes comes from The Yellow Emperor in the Han Dynasty, and his Classic of Internal Medicine. (All the way back in 206 BCE.)

Steep Your Way to Stellar Gut Health

Around 2,700 B.C.E., King Shen Nong of China made a mistake.

They say it’s just a legend, but if it’s true…

King Shen Nong changed the world forever with an oopsie.

He made tea.

And it only took the Chinese another 700 years to figure out that tea had healing properties and could be applied to herbal medicine. (A much shorter time than it took the rest of us.)

How to Be Nice to Your Gut After Holiday Binging

“Go on, have another slice.”

“Didn’t you like the food? You only had two helpings!”

Lots of people have a hard time setting up effective boundaries with not only their family members, but themselves — especially around the holidays. Even though the holiday myth that we gain 5-10 pounds during the holidays was busted a while ago, weight gain isn’t the only way to measure how healthy your gut is.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.